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Chongqing Tour: Ciqikou Old Town, Hongya Dong and People’s Auditorium

Chongqing, China

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See the sights of Chongqing on this 5-hour private tour that introduces you to attractions such as Chongqing People's Auditorium and Hongya Cave. With a guide, you'll also explore Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) on foot.
  • 5-hour Chongqing private sightseeing tour
  • Visit Chongqing People’s Auditorium and Ciqikou Old Town
  • Go shopping at Hongya Dong
  • See different styles of architecture and learn a bit about local culture
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional English-speaking guide
Transport by vehicle or minivan
Personal expenses
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing City Centre

Departure Time

8:30 AM
After hotel pickup in Chongqing, your tour starts with a visit to Chongqing People’s Auditorium, which was constructed in the 1950s. Covering 269,098 square feet (25,000 sq meters), it features four buildings: the main auditorium, south wing, north wing, and east wing, depicting the differences in styles of traditional Chinese palace architecture.

Next, head to Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village), also known as Ciqikou Old Town, for a glimpse of old Chongqing. Known for making porcelain during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the area is now home to tea bars, art studios, embroidery shops, and folk opera, which you can explore as you walk around to learn a bit about the region's arts and crafts.

Then visit your last destination, Hongya Dong (or Hongya Cave) to see examples of Bayu architecture and shop for souvenirs and gifts, if you wish. You have free time here to stroll around before return transportation to your hotel in the afternoon. If you prefer, you can be dropped off at another location in the Chongqing city center.
Stop At:  
Ciqikou (Porcelain Port)
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing city centre to start this tour. First you will visit Ciqikou Old Town to capture a bit of old Chongqing. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was famous for its production of porcelain. Today you can visit the tea bars, artists’ studios, and embroidery workshops to examine some of the local arts and crafts of the region. You’ll also be introduced to the unique folk opera.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
People's Assembly Hall
Then you will visit Chongqing People’s Auditorium; built between 1951 and 1954. It is not only one of the major landmarks of Chongqing, but features an axially symmetric layout consisting of four buildings: the main auditorium, the east wing, south wing, and north wing. In total, it covers 25,000 square meters, and demonstrates the incredible contrasts between different styles of traditional Chinese palace architecture.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hongya Cave
Finally, you will visit Hongya Dong, where you’ll be able to see some of the sculptures in the traditional Bayu architectural style, and do some shopping as well. This is the perfect place to get souvenirs for yourself or friends and family from home. Here you will have some free time to walk around before being transferred back to your hotel or anyplace you want to go in Chongqing city center.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Beijing Variarts Tours Activities Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Nice driver and Tour guide, however...
, Mar 2016
Nice driver and Tour guide, however over paid all the way, we did not go into any paid site to justify the expensive tour.

Product code: 6139P205

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